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Manayunk Congregation

4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Center City Congregation

1336 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA

Apostles' Creed

“We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.”

Manayunk Sermons

Center City Sermons

Who is Jesus? It's a question any who's heard His names and claims has to answer. Here we see He is God's only Son, the Lord of all, and perhaps most significantly...our Lord.

Resources:

Colossians 1:15-20

Affirming the Apostles’ Creed, J.I. Packer

Sacred Dissertations on the Apostles’ Creed, Herman Witsius

Reformed Dogmatics, Volume 2: God and Creation, Herman Bavinck

In the Apostles' Creed, we begin with "I believe," but what is it we believe? Or better yet, in whom do we believe? In this passage we answer that question with "our God," and we behold Him for our comfort.

Resources:

Isaiah 40:9-31

The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction & Commentary, Alec Motyer

Affirming the Apostles’ Creed, J.I. Packer

Sacred Dissertations on the Apostles’ Creed, Herman Witsius

What does it mean to begin the Apostles' Creed with "I Believe"? It's very different from the Creed by which we all naturally live: "I've done."

Resources:

Romans 10:5-13

The Epistle the Romans (NICNT), Douglas Moo

Romans (BECNT), Thomas Schreiner

“Opinion: Am I a Christian, Pastor Timothy Keller?”

Last week we looked at the freedom that comes from the truth, but is there a danger to falsehood as well? There is, and here we see if really love people and godliness, we must rebuke false teachers with sound doctrine.

Resources:

Titus 1:9-16

Pastoral Epistles (Word Biblical Commentary)William Mounce

What You Should Know About the Prosperity Gospel

 

Before jumping into the Apostles' Creed, we have to ask why we should even spend our time studying theology or doctrine. This passage gives us a few basic reasons: That Jesus' true disciples will hold fast His Word, know the truth, and that truth will set them free.

Resources:

John 8:31-36

The Gospel According to John (The Pillar New Testament Commentary), D.A. Carson

“Can We Be Sure of our Interpretation?” – Podcast by D.A. Carson